|taking shape now but still plenty to do on the ground work|
The nature of this project and too many conflicting priorities over the winter months meant that my Derry- Building went into stasis for a while.
|Lots of work to be done on the ditch and drawbridge|
With a couple of weeks at home, Tactica behind me and some new ideas in my head I took inspiration from the non hibernating family of squirrels who have live in my back garden all winter and got busy!
|The view from the defenders side|
The most complex house in the original build finally got finished as can be seen. I also embarked on the town itself as opposed to simply completing buildings attached to the walls.
|Working on some large buildings for the centre of town|
The first piece is a conversion of a building shell given to me many years ago for another project by a friend. When I received this I had built nothing with foam core. It sat on my workshop shelf for over 4 years glaring at me to do something with it.
|The un-weathered and washed Rotting Pike|
Finally, as a now 'FCV' Foam Core Vet - I decided to move it on from a partially finished Spanish Villa to a fully finished Irish Inn circa 1690. Clarence has created authentic Inn signs for the 'Rotting Pike' which will continue our pathetic little in joke into the Ireland book.
|The 'Big Hoose' which has interior lighting! Unfinished shot|
This post is an overview of several bits and pieces I have been doing in my model Derry. I'll come back to several of the individual finished buildings and constructions in other posts.
Most ambitious yet - the tenement slum under way